Solaris System Administration for Experienced UNIX Administrators

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Solaris System Administration for Experienced UNIX Administrators

Description: The Solaris Operating System Administration for Experienced UNIX Administrators course provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to perform core system administration tasks in the Solaris 10 Operating System. This course is intended to provide experienced UNIX administrators with information about core Solaris concepts, and focuses on practical experience implementing Solaris features through lab exercises.

LAB INFORMATION: The hands-on labs offered in this course may involve accessing equipment that resides at a location other than where the training is delivered.

Audience:

  • System and Network Administrators who have experience managing UNIX systems and are looking to administer a Solaris environment

Duration: 5 Days

Required Prerequisites:

  • Manage files and directories
  • Use the vi editor
  • Control the user work environment
  • Manage file systems
  • Solaris 10 Operating System Essentials (SA-100-S10)

Suggested Prerequisites:

  • Install operating system software
  • Perform system boot procedures
  • Perform user and security administration
  • Perform system backups and restores

Course Objectives:

  • Compare and contrast the evolution of UNIX(R) systems
  • Install the Solaris Operating System (Solaris OS)
  • Administer software packages and patches
  • Demonstrate familiarity with Boot (Programmable Read Only Memory) PROM commands
  • Reconfigure devices on a Solaris system
  • Use SMF administrative commands
  • Perform configuration of Role-Based Access Control
  • Demonstrate proficiency using the Solaris Volume Manager
  • Work with the ZFS file system
  • Configure swap space on a Solaris system
  • Manage system crash dumps on a Solaris system
  • Understand basic concepts related to Solaris Zones
  • Perform JumpStart and Flash installations on Solaris systems
  • Perform Live Upgrade using the Solaris 10 Operating System

Topics:

Introducing the Solaris 10 OS Directory Hierarchy

  • Define file systems
  • Identify file components
  • Identify file types
  • Describe hard links

Solaris 10 Operating System Installation Requirements

  • Identify hardware requirements for Solaris 10 OS installation
  • Identify the fundamentals of Solaris 10 OS installations
  • Identify the Solaris OS software components
  • Define guidelines for installing Solaris OS from a DVD
  • Describe the Secure by Default installation enhancement

Performing Solaris 10 OS Package Administration

  • Describe the fundamentals of package administration
  • Administer packages using the command-line interface

Managing Software Patches on the Solaris 10 OS

  • Describe patch administration fundamentals
  • Describe patch administration best practices
  • Obtain patches using SunSolve
  • Install and remove patches
  • Install recommended patch clusters
  • Implement patch management using the smpatch command line

Using Boot PROM Commands

  • Identify boot programmable read-only memory (PROM) fundamentals
  • Use basic boot PROM commands
  • Identify the system boot device
  • Create and remove custom device aliases
  • View and change non-volatile random access memory (NVRAM) parameters from the shell
  • Interrupt an unresponsive system

Using the Grand Unified Bootloader

  • Discuss the purpose of the Grand Unified Bootloader (GRUB)
  • Describe GRUB terminology and basic functions
  • Modify x86 system boot behavior in the Solaris OS
  • Use the eeprom command
  • Use the kernel command
  • Use the findroot command
  • Describe and manage GRUB boot archives
  • Boot a system in the GRUB-based boot environment

Service Management Facility

  • Describe the Service Management Facility (SMF) features
  • Compare run levels and SMF milestones
  • Use SMF administrative commands

Managing Local Disk Devices

  • Describe the basic architecture of a disk
  • Manage disk labels
  • Describe the naming conventions for devices
  • Describe support for iSCSI target devices
  • List system devices
  • Reconfigure devices
  • Perform hard disk partitioning
  • Describe EFI disk labels

Managing Solaris OS USF File Systems

  • Identify disk-based, distributed, and pseudo file systems in the Solaris OS
  • Describe Solaris OS UFS file systems
  • Create a new UFS file system
  • Check a file system using the fsck command
  • Resolve file system inconsistencies
  • Monitor file system use

Performing Mounts and Unmounts

  • Identify mounting basics
  • Perform mounts
  • Mount ZFS file systems
  • Perform unmounts
  • Repair important files if boot fails
  • Access a mounted diskette, CD-ROM, or DVD
  • Restrict access to a mounted diskette, CD-ROM, or DVD
  • Access a diskette, CD-ROM, or DVD without volume management (vold)

Configuring Role-Based Access Control (RBAC)

  • Describe RBAC fundamentals
  • Describe component interaction within RBAC
  • Manage RBAC

Configuring Solaris Volume Manager Software

  • Describe Solaris Volume Manager software concepts
  • Build a RAID-0 (concatenated) volume
  • Build a RAID-1 (mirror) volume for the root (/) file system

Introduction to the ZFS File System

  • Describe the Solaris ZFS file system
  • Understand ZFS terminology
  • Create new ZFS pools and file systems
  • Modify ZFS file system properties
  • Destroy ZFS pools and file systems
  • Work with ZFS snapshots and clones

Managing Swap Configuration, Core Files, and Crash Dumps

  • Configure swap space
  • Manage core file file behavior
  • Manage crash dump behavior

Describing Interface Configurations

  • Control and monitor network interfaces
  • Configure Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) interfaces at boot time

Identify the different zones features

  • Identify the different zones features
  • Understand how and why zone partitioning is used
  • Install, Configure, Boot, Move, Migrate, and Delete zones
  • Administer packages with zones
  • Upgrade the Solaris 10 OS with installed zones
  • Use 1x Branded Zones

Configuring JumpStart

  • Installation Using the Solaris 10 Operating System
  • Describe the JumpStart configurations
  • Implement a basic JumpStart server for SPARCA(R) and x86/x64 clients
  • Describe booting x86/x64 systems using the Preboot Execution Environment (PXE)
  • Set up a DHCP server to support x86/x64 JumpStart clients
  • Set up JumpStart software configuration alternatives
  • Set up JumpStart to create a ZFS mirrored root pool
  • Troubleshoot JumpStart configurations

Performing Live Upgrade Using the Solaris 10 Operating System

  • Describe the Solaris Live Upgrade process
  • Identify the Solaris Live Upgrade commands
  • Create an alternate boot environment cloned from a running system
  • Create a differential flash archive in a Live Upgrade boot environment
  • Modify the state of the new boot environment
  • Extend a base boot environment with a differential flash archive
  • Use Live Upgrade to patch a system
  • Use JumpStart to implement a Live Upgrade environment
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